The 2017 Junior A Winter Tournament finished on an exciting note that will not be forgotten anytime soon.
At the end of the round Robin tournament, 3 teams were tied on competition points and Tournament Director Megan Hounsome had some numbers to crunch to determine the 2 teams with best goal differential.
While most attention was on the gold medal match of Mavericks v Cheetahs, which had scores tied going into the final minutes, it was the 3rd vs 4th play off with the Jets and Storm, which ended up being the nail biter.
The scores were tied up at the end of the game so a a hasty decision was executed on how to get a winner (unlike Calgary hockey, we do not toss a coin!). A "Golden Goal" situation was determined, due to time restrictions - the next goal won the match. Jets managed to steal the centre pass and convert the winning goal. It was such an exciting end to an amazing match!
Please check out the gallery below where you will see some great photos of umpires, and anxious coaches watching a gold medal match with scores tied and minutes to go.